LBPD Baker to Vegas fundraiser

Hello All! Long Beach Police Department participates in a nationwide relay race every year called Baker to Vegas. The group, with the help of George's Greek Cafe , is hosting a fundraising event on Thursday, February 9th from 10am to 10pm. Just print out the attached flier and take it with you to any 3 George's Greek Cafe restraurants (135 Pine Ave in LB, 5316 E 2nd St in LB, ...
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Downtown Plan Appreciation Night

The DLBA and Gladstone’s would like to invite you to an evening of food and drinks in appreciation for all of your dedication and hard work in supporting the approval of the Downtown Plan. Please rsvp to vanessam@dlba.org to save your place at this event. Gladstone’s (330 South Pine Ave) on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. They would like to officially thank the co...
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Community Cleanup Day at the Willmore Heritage Garden

Join your friends and neighbors as we get ready for Spring! We need your help to pull out weeds and cut back the grasses. Confused about how and when to prune California Native Plants? Can’t tell a California Poppy from a dandelion? Now is your chance to find out! Board Member and Landscape Designer, Kathleen Irvine will be there to answer questions and demonstrate technique...
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Monthly Meeting TONIGHT: Let’s talk urban farming & gardening

Happy New Year!  This month our very own Plant Guru, Kathleen Irvine will lead a discussion on urban farming and urban gardening.  She will share her experience running the New City School Farm and designing the Willmore Heritage Garden.  Kathleen is an accomplished landscape designer and  has posted gardening tips with us on her blog:  The Unromantic Gardener.  Look forw...
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CALL TO ACTION: Jan 10 Downtown Plan City Council Vote

Let's start the new year off right! Please join the Willmore City Heritage Association and many other supporters of the Downtown Plan on Tuesday, January 10th, at 6:00 pm 5:00 pm in City Council Chambers (333 W. Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802 ). We need as many people as possible to be there to SUPPORT THE DOWNTOWN PLAN! This is a very crucial council meeting. As you k...
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Winter in Willmore + so much more!

We hope you and yours will join us for these wonderful holiday events happening around the neighborhood this month. _____________________________ December ______________________________ Victorian Christmas at the Historic Bembridge House  Leap back more than a century and experience a family style celebration in the lovingly decorated historic house.  Visit Tuesday’s...
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Thank you…

Happy Thanksgiving Willmore friend & neighbor As the holiday season is upon us, and this is the time to give thanks, we wanted to thank you for your support and interest in our pocket of Long Beach.  There are several events happening in around Willmore in December to celebrate the holiday's, we hope you and yours will attend.  Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you...
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Holiday Decorating at the Bembridge House this Saturday!

Holiday Decorating at the Bembridge House this Saturday! Get into the holiday spirit this Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 9am -2pm as Willmore residents gather to decorate the Bembridge House exterior.  Have a joyous time preparing  for the Victorian Christmas at the Historic Bembridge House with your friends and neighbors.  It's also a wonderful opportunity for LBUSD High Sc...
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November Events: Two Commissions, a planting day, two meetings, and training!

Here are a few events happening in and around Willmore this month.  We encourage you all to attend the Planning Commission Hearing this Thursday where the Downtown Plan will be discussed.  Additional information below.  Cheers! ______________________________ Call to Action November 10 - DOWNTOWN PLAN Dear Willmore Neighbors and Friends, The Downtown Plan a...
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Meeting Reminder, PARA Final Friday’s and FREE passes to Harvelle’s!

REMINDER:  WCHA will gather TOMORROW at Drake Park for the Code Enforcement Meeting at 6pm and the Community Meeting is at 7pm.  For additional information visit http://willmorecity.org/?page_id=68 ___________________________________ Promenade Area Residents Association invites you to their next Downtown Final Friday is at Harvelle's on October 28 from 8pm. Please RSVP! ht...
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Volunteers Needed, Ride the last Red Car to LB, Meeting Reminders, State of the 1st District Invite, & Support the Downtown Plan

OCTOBER 16, 2011: SPECIAL WORKSHOP - HOW TO SURVEY PROPERTY FOR HISTORICAL & ARCHITECTURAL VALUE Volunteers needed!! Long Beach Heritage has been working with City staff to ensure all historically significant properties are included in the City's Downtown Plan, EIR. We are very close to the end of this project, however, we need help in conducting the re...
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Adaptive Reuse goes to Council, Support Downtown Plan, and POLB visits Willmore!

Support Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program! Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program is on the agenda for tomorrow's LB City Council meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 pm, Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.).  Here is a link to the proposed item:   http://longbeach.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=985925&GUID=E07B3793-F25D-4168-819E-17B...
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Reminder: WCHA Meetings Tomorrow

This is a quick reminder about tomorrow's community meetings:  Code Enforcement begins at 6pm and Monthly Meeting at 7pm.   Location:  Willmore Community Police Center, 910 Daisy Ave.  Look forward to seeing you there! Also a special thanks to all those who attended the We Love Long Beach Breakfast in the First!  The morning was a fantastic celebration, filled with tons of nei...
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Night at the Museum, Breakfast with Neighbors, and Celebrating Historic Long Beach!

Fall is just around the corner (September 23, 2011).  Enjoy the last few days of Summer by partaking in these wonderful events around our neighborhood! ______________________________ MOLAA & 1st District Councilperson's Office Present: Attend a FREE night at the Museum of Latin American Art, as we celebrate EN LA NOCHE, a night of music, art, dance, and food. All ...
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Events in September

Many thanks to those of you who love PIE and enjoy supporting WCHA!  On  Wednesday, August 24th, there was a “Dine-In Night” at Polly’s Pies on Atlantic Avenue, between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:30pm.  On that night, Polly’s Pies donated 20% of their sales to our organization.   Thank you for bringing your friends, family, and enjoying  home-style cooking, without the home-...
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There’s Always Room for Pie, especially TODAY!

REMINDER:  Dine-In Night at Polly's Pies TODAY 3pm - 8:30pm! Save room for PIE! Today,  Wednesday, August 24th, is "Dine-In Night" at Polly's Pies on Atlantic Avenue, between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:30pm.  Polly's Pies will donate 20% of their sales to our organization.  Please print a copy of the flyer attached here.  When you go, bring your flyer so that WCHA gets c...
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Reminder: THIS Wednesday = WCHA Polly’s Pies Dine-In Night

REMINDER:  Dine-In Night at Polly's Pies THIS Wednesday 8/24/11 Everyone likes pie, right?  Well, now you can have your pie and eat it too! In August, the WCHA takes the month off -- no meeting and no newsletter.  Wait a minute!  This doesn't mean you can't still be involved in helping out our community!  This  Wednesday, August 24th, there will be a "Dine-In Night" at P...
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Thank you’s, Willmore Police Center closing, and more

Thank you  for participating  in our wonderful summer events thus far:  Annual Summer Fundraiser, Concert in the Park + Rummage Sale, National Night Out Ice Cream Social, and the Neighborhood Clean-up.   Listed below are several more events happening very soon.  We hope you will attend and  continue to keep our neighborhood great! WCHA was sad to learn the Willmore Community...
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Lets send a message to criminals: “Our neighborhood is organized and we encourage positive social gatherings!”

National Night Out in Willmore City Drake Park A few residents have quickly put together an event to celebrate “National Night Out”! Tomorrow evening, you & yours are invited to gather at Big John's Parking Lot at West 10th Street & Daisy Avenue from 6pm - 9pm.  There will be ice cream, board games to play, and opportunity to share story!!! Please invite all your nei...
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Dine-In Night at Polly’s Pies 8/24/11

Dine-In Night at Polly's Pies 8/24/11 Everyone likes pie, right?  Well, now you can have your pie and eat it too! In August, the WCHA takes the month off -- no meeting and no newsletter.  Wait a minute!  This doesn't mean you can't still be involved in helping out our community!  On Wednesday, August 24th, there will be a "Dine-In Night" at Polly's Pies on Atlantic Avenue, ...
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Thanks for making Willmore great!

Thank you to all who were able to attend the WCHA Annual Summer Fundraiser this weekend!  Tons of fun was had by all.  Special thanks goes to those who contributed donations to the event and those who volunteered to make the day GREAT!  If you were unable to attend, we hope you and yours will join us next year.   Stay tuned to the WCHA facebook page for event photos. Please sa...
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Join us this Saturday at the Annual Summer Celebration and Fundraiser

 A group of neighbors  gathered today to set up the Bembridge Carriage House for Saturday's festivities.  In the above photo, Kathleen shares a few of the auction pieces with you. Some exciting items in this year's  Auction and Opportunity Drawing are: Several antique chairs from the collection of Stan Poe 4 tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and exclusive behind...
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Willmore Enterprise Receives NUSA GOLD Award!!!

Congratulations to the Willmore Enterprise, Kathleen Irvine - Editor & Chief,  and all the contributing writers for winning the TOP prize (Gold award) in the  Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Newsletter Competition. This competition acknowledges excellence in neighborhood newsletters — a vital communication tool that can often determine a neighborhood's success.  The competiti...
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